Why QualityStart OC?

Quality preschool education offers one of the highest returns on any public investment – over $7 for every $1 spent. Children who attend preschool are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or get into trouble with the law. Children from low-income families who attend preschool are 4.6 times more likely to get a college degree.

Excellence in early care and education should be on the top of everyone’s priority list because every person in Orange County benefits from it. Investment in quality early care and education is one of the most powerful ways to improve an entire community.

How QualityStart OC fits in

QualityStart OC is committed to working with the community to give Orange County’s children access to the best early learning opportunities and programs possible. We do this by raising community awareness of the issue, supporting parents in finding early education providers, supporting providers in improving their programs, and operating QualityStars.

How you fit in

QualityStart OC needs the attention and support of community leaders, business leaders, and civic leaders from across Orange County. We need visionaries, we need forward thinkers, and we need innovators and thought leaders. Take action for the future of Orange County – today.